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The Pitmen Painters

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Closed December 12, 2010

From the writer of Billy Elliot comes the true story of five miners who unearthed a new passion... and astounded the world.

Why See The Pitmen Painters?

Direct from a sold-out engagement at London’s National Theatre, this funny and fascinating new play by Tony Award winner Lee Hall (writer of Broadway’s mega-hit Billy Elliot) comes to Broadway with its entire original London cast intact.

The Pitmen Painters is based on the triumphant true story of a group of British miners who discover a new way to express themselves and unexpectedly become art-world sensations! An arresting and hilarious salute to the power of individual expression and the collective spirit, The Pitmen Painters takes you on an unforgettable journey from the depths of the mine to the heights of fame.

Previews from 14th September 2010
Opening night 30th September 2010
Closing 12th December 2010

Run time: Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute interval

Audience: The Pitmen Painters is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards. 

Show Schedule

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Matinee - - - - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7 pm

Beginning October 4:
Tuesday @7pm
Wednesday - Saturday @8pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @2pm


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Opening night: 1 September 2010

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Andrew Davies: “Pure genius”

I saw this play in London and it's a winner. Very funny to begin with,... more

Alex Kaye: “Exceptional, Extraordinary”

I've seen a lot of plays, but I can happily report that that is the play... more

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